What Monsanto Knew

Number 18216
Subject Pollution
Source The Nation
State
Year 2000
Publication Date May 29
Summary The Nation investigates Monsanto's efforts to conceal the ongoing contamination in Anniston, Alabama, during the 60s and the 70s. The story reveals that the ecological system in the region has been damaged by contamination from polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). "The neighborhood around the plant [of Monsanto] is populated with by people with cancer, young women with damaged ovaries, children who are learning-impaired and people whose ailments have been diagnosed as acute toxic syndrome," reports the Nation. The article cites Monsanto's internal memos showing that the company's management has been aware of the problem for decades.
Category General
Pages 5
Keywords environment;public health;cancer;the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry;toxic substances;landfills;Alabama Department of Environmental Management;Environmental Protection Agency;litigation
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